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July 6, 2021
The Tennessee judiciary is mourning the loss of retired Judge Terry Lafferty, who passed away on July 2, 2021, at the age of 89.Judge Lafferty served as a criminal court judge in Shelby County from...
July 2, 2021
Tennessee lawmakers passed several key pieces of legislation this year that will improve and impact the state’s court system. From the creation of new three-judge panel to hear certain constitutional...
June 30, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that a general contractor may be required to pay a $300-per-day penalty under Tennessee law for its failure to pay a subcontractor for work completed on a...
June 29, 2021
Seventh Judicial District Circuit Judge Don Elledge will retire at the end of June, after 16 years on the bench serving the people of Anderson County. During that time, Judge Elledge has gained a...
June 29, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider three applicants for the circuit court vacancy in the 24th judicial district, which includes Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Hardin, and Henry counties....
June 24, 2021
Tenth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Larry H. Puckett will retire from the bench at the end of June, after nearly 24 years serving the people of Bradley, McMinn, Monroe, and Polk Counties. He...
June 23, 2021
The new Tennessee State Library & Archives is a treasure trove for judges and attorneys searching for historical information related to court cases, legislative history, or personal records that...
June 22, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider five applicants for the circuit court vacancy in the 25th judicial district, which includes Fayette, Hardeman, Lauderdale, McNairy, and Tipton ...
June 18, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission began accepting applications for the Chancellor in the 26th Judicial District, which covers Chester, Henderson and Madison counties, on June 3, 2021. After the...
June 17, 2021
The trial judges from across Tennessee recently paid tribute to Chief Justice Jeff Bivins for his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. The chief justice is the head of the judicial branch. ...
June 16, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Wednesday, June 16, to consider five candidates for the 19th judicial district circuit court vacancy. The 19th judicial district covers...
June 15, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 24th Judicial District, which covers Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Hardin and Henry counties. This vacancy...
June 15, 2021
The Tennessee judiciary is mourning the loss of State of Tennessee Deputy Budget Director Mike Dedmon, who worked closely with the judicial branch on state budget issues. He was 54. Dedmon...
June 15, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued an interim rule for the special three-judge panels passed in the General Assembly in May. The interim rule is available here.
June 14, 2021
Davidson County General Sessions Court Judge Lynda Jones was awarded Nashville Cable’s Spirit of Leadership award on June 9, 2021. The Spirit of Leadership Award recognizes a Cable member who...
June 11, 2021
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced two judicial appointments.“I am proud to announce the appointment of these highly qualified individuals and value the experience they will bring to their...
June 11, 2021
Taking an oath to uphold the constitutions and conduct oneself with honesty, fairness, integrity, and civility is the final step in a long journey to becoming an attorney. For this year’s newest crop...
June 8, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider five applicants for the circuit court vacancy in the 7th judicial district, which includes Anderson County. This vacancy was created by the retirement...
June 8, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 25th Judicial District, which covers Fayette, Hardeman, Lauderdale, McNairy, and Tipton counties. This...
June 3, 2021
One of the highlights of the year for the Tennessee Supreme Court is holding a SCALES (Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students) program at Tennessee American Legion Boys State and...
June 3, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Chancery Court Judge in the 26th Judicial District, which covers Chester, Henderson and Madison counties. This vacancy was created...
June 2, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that the Tennessee statute that limits noneconomic damages in a personal injury action to $750,000 is a single cap for all claims asserted in the personal...
June 2, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Wednesday, June 2, to consider six candidates for the 19th judicial district circuit court vacancy. The 19th judicial district covers...
June 1, 2021
The TNCourts website launched a new history and milestones feature today in honor of Tennessee's 225th anniversary of statehood. The multimedia elements review the court system's history dating back...
June 1, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today reversed a decision that applied a residential-use-only restriction to subdivision lots that were sold before the restriction was created.  The Court held that...